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The Dubai Edit, a curated auction of exquisite timepieces, will grace Christie’s Middle East in the DIFC, Dubai, from April 23rd to April 29th, between 10 am and 7 pm. For more information, please visit the link provided.

Among the stunning offerings is the rare Patek Philippe 5275P, featuring a chiming jump hour. Released in a limited edition of 175 pieces in 2014 to commemorate the brand’s 175th anniversary, it is estimated to be worth US$400,000-800,000.

Another highlight is the Audemars Piguet ‘Royal Oak’ ref. 26530TI.OO.1220TI.05, a rare extra-thin limited edition titanium tourbillon adorned with Eastern Arabic numerals, making its debut in the market.

Dubai reaffirms its significance in the international secondary watch market with Christie’s Watches Online: The Dubai Edit. Featuring 158 vintage and modern timepieces, the auction offers a wide range of choices, with estimates ranging from US$3,000 to US$400,000. From Swiss watchmakers to independent artisans, the finest names in watchmaking are represented.

Notable pieces include the Patek Philippe ref. 5275P-001, a Limited Edition platinum hour strike chiming wristwatch, and rare Rolex models with unique connections to the Middle East, such as the ‘Daytona’ ref. 6265 commissioned by the U.A.E. Ministry of Defence.

Contemporary gems include the Audemars Piguet ‘Royal Oak’ ref. 26530TI.OO.1220TI.05, a Middle East exclusive limited to 25 pieces, and the Richard Mille RM35-02 ‘RAFA,’ a rare Red Quartz-TPT skeletonised automatic wristwatch produced in collaboration with Rafael Nadal.

The auction caters to both seasoned collectors and newcomers, featuring timepieces from Franck Muller, IWC, TAG Heuer, and more. Additionally, elegant ladies’ wristwatches, including a Piaget haute joaillerie white gold, diamond, and sapphire-set wristwatch, add to the allure of the event.

Remy Julia, Head of Watches at Christie’s Middle East, expresses pride in Dubai’s position as a premier marketplace for extraordinary timepieces. He highlights the market’s richness and its appeal to collectors at all levels, emphasizing the diverse offerings and attractive entry lots available in this season’s auction.

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